DOST-FPRDI Transit Testing Laboratory acquires new machines Philippine | 24/03/2020

The DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) Transit Testing Laboratory (TTL) has recently acquired new machines to meet the local furniture industry’s growing demand for package product testing. The TTL is one of the FPRDI Furniture Testing Center’s (FFTC) laboratories.

According to FFTC’s Technical Manager Engr. Victor G. Revilleza, the newly acquired compression machine is designed to determine the behavior of a package under compression force. It simulates resistance of packaged products to warehouse stacking load.

The humidity chamber (bottom photo), on the other hand, is designed to test the shelf-life and stability of packaging materials, chemicals, food, drugs, cosmetics, among others.

The TTL currently offers five laboratory tests: drop, incline impact, horizontal impact, vertical impact and vibration tests. With the new machines, the Center now also offers compression and atmospheric tests.

The newly acquired equipment are meant to better serve not only local furniture manufacturers, but also other industries which require testing services to improve protective packaging effectiveness. ### (Juliemar V. Purificacion)